IMHO, the right thing to do is to be a professional instead of an emotional child. That means doing your best to educate the folks taking over the project so the transition is as smooth as possible.
When you are done you move on to the next project.
I agree with most of your post, but would add :
One of the biggest reasons automtive grade electronics in cars are so much more expensive than commerical grade electronics is the wider range of operating conditions. For instance, the autos need components than work just as reliably in Georgia summers as Montana winters.
The problem is that we have highly polarized points of view (like the AC post I'm responding to), and neither side feels they can budge without losing face.
Environmentalists demand that all energy is from renewable sources like wind or solar, without taking into consideration the cost or the environmental damage necessary to manufacture and operate the collection and distribution apparatus.
Industrialists demand high profits from any energy production.
Very few talk about reducing consumption.
Unfortunately, an ISP would likely require you to run some some closed source executable on your machine to do this "verification", and it would be very unlikely that they would support a version of said executable on the OS or distribution that you prefer (unless you prefer the latest version of Microsoft Windows). And it wouldn't take long before some ISPs would use this as an opportunity to install some toolbar that sticks their ads in your face.
If by WMDs, you mean nuclear weapons; then none.
If by WMDs, you include atomic weapons; then one (the United States of America).
If by WMDs, you include chemical or biological weapons; then (in no particular order) the US, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Iran, Iraq, and probably many more. I'm not sure if China used any chemical weapons in the Korean War - if not then they probably stand alone as a significant power that has not.
"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce